Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cozied In And Wrapping Things Up...

This weekend really didn't go as planned due to being a bit (well, more than a bit) under-the-weather. In fact, I'd have to say I've lost a full day~ during a very busy week! There are so many rainy days when I'm headed out the door on my way to work and wish that I could just stay home- cozy on the sofa- watching movies or reading a good book. Well, Saturday I had that opportunity! So, since I had quarantined myself to the house, I decided (between cups of hot tea and snoozing) to take some photos of my cozy little nest...
I added a string of white lights (that have since been straightened out!) to my gift garland. I think it gives it a little more sparkle. I really love how it glows in the evenings.
Darn, I wish I had taken this photo before the Christmas cards went out! How cute is he?? He was cracking me up. He just kept sitting there waiting for me to take more photos. He's so funny! Hagrid's been such a good boy this weekend~ my constant companion, looking over me.
Today I've been feeling somewhat better, thank goodness. I've been able to get most of my gifts wrapped. These are the adorable tags I've been using. They are actually "Vintage Christmas" postcards by Cavallini & Co. I just sliced each pre-glittered postcard into four strips... and viola! Festive gift tags, ready to be punched and strung with baker's twine. I love the vintage style graphics. Love. Them.
My favorite is this sweet little pink church...
The bottom of my tree is starting to fill in with sparklie-giftie-goodness!
I hope as we enter this new week we can all take time to enjoy the simple gifts of the season~xoxo
Hugs,

20 comments:

Susanna said...

Cavallini.. I just found out that goodness on Saturday... I had to buy myself a tin of vintage map stickers for scrapbooking :)

Your nest looks so cozy!

suzitee said...

Your little nest is looking so magical with all those gorgeous sparkles! Hagrid is far too cute for words :) I hope you are feeling much much better Jill...this is no time to be sick!

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Jill your house looks so beautiful , llike something from a Ideal Home Magazine lay out! Beautiful Hagrid, how adorable is he! Happy Christmas hope your feeling so much better by this weekend! Kate xxx

Ola said...

Your house is really lovely decorated and the dog is super cute:). I am impressed. Greetings:)

Kim G. said...

Sorry to hear about the under the weather bit, hope you'll be all better for Christmas ast least! The tags are darling and you are just too clever! XO XO Merry, Merry

Lisa Leggett said...

Everything looks SO great! I love the simple runner and the wreath on the table too. Perfect touch! That new garland is darling, darlin'!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Those tags are adorable! Hope you are feeling 100% better soon! Happy holidays.

Into Vintage said...

Your Hagrid is a darling, how could you resist that sweet face? Such a perfect Christmas card pose (next year?)! Hope you're feeling much better now.

Merry Christmas! -amy

Sassy Marsha said...

Hey, you can use that photo for next year's cards, what a darling photo. He's such a sweetie!

I hope you're feeling better. Richard's been sick since my birthday (late October) and I've been sick since before Thanksgiving. Whatever this is, it won't go away completely!

I like wrapping gifts too and your garland is wonderful! I may have to try that next year!

Wishin you a very Merry Christmas!

xxoo
Marsha

Debbie said...

Jill your decorations look fabulous and I absolutely LOVE the picture of Hagrid in front of the Tree. It would make a great Christmas Card.
I hope your feeling better and I wish you and yours a Very Happy Christmas..x

Carey said...

Hi Jill,
Oh wow I love your house. The red and the white are so pretty, Hagrid even matches your decor. What a sweet face! Hope you continue to feel better and I hope your Christmas is filled with love,family, friends and peace. Thanks for all of the inspiration and friendship.
Hugs,
Carey

Erin said...

I love those postcards. Do you remember where you got them? Would love to have that pink church.

gina said...

Hagrid looks perfect! That would have made an adorable card! Maybe next year...lol..
Happy Holidays to your and your family!!!!

Lynne said...

Jill, everything looks so pretty. Love the tags- why didn't I think of that? :)Sweet pic of Haggie. -Made me laugh, though...right after I ordered the cards, K found the perfect pic of our sweet doggie- right there on her camera...!

Hope you are 100% back to your happy, well self for Christmas. Merry days to you!

Jill said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments and well-wishes, everyone. I'm on some good meds now and doing much better.

Erin~ I bought my Cavallini tags at a Frenchie/vintage/antique store in Sonora, CA. You might google Cavallini & Co. Maybe their website can direct you to a retailer near your location. Good luck!

Hugs,
Jill

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!

Wee Cute Treasures said...

Hi Jill, Love to look at your gorgeous photos. They look so Christmassy and festive. Wishing you a really Happy Christmas and New Year. Hugs, Carol xoxox

Liberty Biberty said...

Your Christmas decor is stunning Jill! LOVE those gift tags.

Just had to tell you that you made my hubby's day with your comment on the table he restored for my birthday. He doesn't think he features on my blog often enough, lol! I told him he'd better get to renovating more furniture for me, ha, ha!

Have a great New Year!
Mercedes

Wee Cute Treasures said...

I know Christmas is over - but your decorations are just so gorgeous it makes me want Christmas again next week! Oh and the little snow flakes are darling. Very clever and festive! Best wishes, Carol :) x

Beedeebabee said...

Jill your home looks soooo beautiful! I love your decorations, your tree is gorgeous and those tags are just too cute...and so is your puppy! Hope your Christmas was beautiful. (I'm doing some major catching up today!) xoxo Paulette